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by farik zolkepli AND rashvinjeet s. bedi
PETALING JAYA: The husband of murdered bank officer Norazita Abu Talib has pleaded with members of the public to stop sharing photos and videos of the tragic shooting online.
A distraught Irwan Kamaruddin, 37, who lost his wife in the shooting has urged that "all those who had copies of the photos and videos of the incident delete them."
“My grieving children will be even sadder, seeing pictures of their mother in such a condition. Indirectly, the spread of such footage disgraces my late wife and our family,” he said.
Norazita, a mother of two children, was opening the door to a safe with a colleague in the bank along Jalan USJ Sentral 2 on Wednesday evening when she was shot in the face with a pump gun.
A 33-second video of the incident has gone viral on various social networking platforms.
Selangor police chief Senior Deputy Comm Datuk Mohd Shukri Dahlan also warned anyone against uploading photos or footage of Norazita, who was brutally murdered by the suspect.
“Police personnel or members of the public are strictly prohibited from uploading the photos or videos through any means.
“It is very disrespectful to the victim’s family,” he said.
He added that uploading the photos or the videos was an offence under Section 233 of Communication and Multimedia Act 1998. If found guilty, an offender can face a one year jail sentence, a RM 50,000 fine or both upon sentencing.
“The footage and photos uploaded so far showed the insensitivity of those responsible.
“Stop uploading or sharing them or we will take action,” he said adding that, police are looking to discover who was responsible for uploading the footage.
He said police have intensified the search for the main suspect, believed to still be in the state.
“We have also boosted security at all the entry points to prevent the suspect’s escape. We will not stop until he is behind bars,” he said.
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Communications (MCMC) has also advised netizens not to share the video or pictures.
In a Facebook statement, MCMC urged those who have posted anything related to the incident to remove the posts.
“This is out of respect to the victim and her family. The videos and pictures might also result in emotional distress especially among children,” said MCMC.
MCMC said they have contacted YouTube to remove the video.
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